Targeted Industry:
Power Intensive Manufacturing

City Utilities, the municipally-owned electric, gas, water and telecommunications provider for Springfield, has a long track record of bringing low-cost power to local manufactures. Plastic injection molders, metal fabricators, electronics manufactures and the like enjoy rates as low as 5 cents per kWh. 

Recently, NorthStar Battery announced a second Springfield plant more than doubling its ability to produce batteries for the telecommunications industry that will be sold mostly overseas. The low cost power City Utilities provides made the decision to build in the U.S. a profitable one. In addition to NothStar Battery’s expansion, the Springfield region's manufacturing sector has seen continued growth in the last year.  American Product’s, John Deere Reman, Kraft Foods, Buckhorn Inc., and Digital Monitoring Products have all announced expansions to accommodate their growth.

In a 2008 comprehensive study by Ball State University's Bureau of Business Research, Missouri ranked #1 for manufacturing and logistics. Low cost-of-doing-business and an emphasis on research and development gave the state the top grade for production-based industries.

“Springfield is so diversified and so entrepreneurial. There’s opportunity here, even in a down time. That tells you something about the resiliency of the people and the local economy.”

Jack Stack
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Contact Information

Ryan Mooney, CEcD
Toll Free: 800-879-7504
Phone: 417-862-5567

Springfield Business Development Corporation

202 S. John Q. Hammons Pkwy
Springfield, Missouri 65806